The cult classic 1980’s Japanese television series Monkey, from the classical Chinese book Journey to the West, is being remade in New Zealand as a 10-part series due for release in 2018.
In the main hall of the Lama Temple in Beijing stands a huge, 18-meter tall Maitreya statue. Hand-carved during Qianlong Emperor’s reign of the Qing Dynasty, the statue stands tall and mighty.
When ancient Chinese astronomers examined the cycles of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, they decided that the resulting calendar would feature a cyclical dating method that repeats every 60 years.
Great literary works can evoke a multitude of emotions, yet can also nourish people’s hearts. But how does one create great books or articles? And how does a writer find the inspiration to create them?
Lions are known as the king of the animal kingdom, and are a sign of strength. They are native to Africa and West Asia, and don’t come from China; so when and how were they introduced to China?
In 1995, a six year old Tibetan boy and his family were taken into custody by communist Chinese authorities.
The world’s largest Tibetan Buddhism School is located in the Larong Valley in Garze, which is a Tibetan region in western Sichuan Province, about 400 miles away from Chengdu.
Chinese photographer, Zhang Wang, has been taking photos of the Buddhist way of life since 1999. While creating his works, Zhang stayed at a temple for years, and lived with the monks.
Carved out of a cliff face, the Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue with slightly opened eyes that benevolently overlooks the confluence of several rivers. But occasionally the Buddha has been seen crying, amazingly with its eyes closed!
When I was young I dreamed of moving to Nepal, and finding a Sherpa to guide me to a high mountain peak where I could meet a meditation master. He would tell me the meaning of life.